GAUD Faculty Members and Co-Founders of Terreform ONE + Planetary ONE Announce ONE LAB: BIODESIGN
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 9:14 am
Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is an award winning non-profit design group that promotes green design cities.
Terreform ONE is now accepting applications for the ONE LAB 2011
The summer bio-design lab for students, architects, scientists, artists, and individuals of all backgrounds will explore design with various living matter including live tissues, bacteria, tree grafting, fungi growth control and parametric scripting. Terreform ONE is awarding full scholarships to the top applicants. Additional grants and work-study opportunities are available. Applications for scholarships are due my May 31, 2011. See website for more information on how to apply.
ONE Lab is designed for students who wish to engage with the corssover of design and science. The lab concentrates on recent advances in teh biotechnology and computation, both in theory and practice.
One Lab offers new means of design inquiry where students will actively use the tools and technologies of live sciences. The participants will learn the processes of biotechnology (including technologies such as genetic engineering, tissue culture, and cloning), growing materials, grafting trees and plants, scripting and computational modeling for controlled growth. Students will have access to bio laboratories, techniques and expertise.
This summer approximately 40 researchers will gather in New York City for 3 weeks of intense creative and scientific exploration. TerreLab provides a unique opportunity for students to learn from internationally recognized scientists: Dr. Oliver Medvedik, Dr. Ellen Jorgenson, Dr. Dickson D. Despommier and reonwn designers and artists: Vito Acconci, Natalie Jeremijenko, Marc Forens and many more (see ONE Lab Team).
The lab consitsts of a Seminar Week (guest lectures from international scholars and designers) and Workshop Weeks where teh participant will chose a series of day-long workshops. All classes are beginner level and no previous knowledge or experience is required (see Program Details).
Synthetic Biology Workshop:
The Science of Engineering Living Organisms
Parametric Design Workshop:
Computational Geometry, Modeling Techniques, and Environmental Influences
Fab Tree Hab Workshop:
Growing Homes from Living Trees
Mycelium Growth of Construction Materials
Soft Infrastructure Workshop:
Ecosystems Mitigating Natural Hazards
Terreform ONE is looking forward to seeing all in New York!